12 strokes
speech 言 (訁)
evaluate, criticism, comment
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
454 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 評 【ヒョウ】 criticism, commentary, review
  • 評価 【ヒョウカ】 valuation, appraisal, evaluation, assessment, estimation, rating, judging, appreciation, recognition, acknowledgement, rating highly, praising
  • 総評 【ソウヒョウ】 general comment, Sohyo (General Council of Trade Unions of Japan)
  • 大好評 【ダイコウヒョウ】 very highly commended, highly lauded, very well-received, very popular


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • criticar
  • crítica
  • comentario


  • avaliar
  • críticar
  • comentário
  • crítica


  • évaluer
  • critiquer
  • commenter
863 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
797 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
776 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
428 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
627 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
899 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1663 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1028 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1067 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
948 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1676 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1895 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1005 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1361 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1499 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35383X Morohashi
1501 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5587 New Nelson (John Haig)
1487 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1599 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
358 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
764 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3055 2001 Kanji
7a5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-5 SKIP code
0164.9 Four corner code
1-41-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a55 Unicode hex code